Glossary beginning with M

Glossary of Print Terms

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Margin

The non-printed area around the image area of a page.

Metallic Ink

Metallic inks are opaque inks that contain metallic particles to reflect light. Metallic inks are used to give your piece a shine or metallic look not achievable with regular inks. Metallic inks often look most vibrant on a coated sheet.

Metallic Paper

Metallic papers are coated with a thin metallic film that simulates metal.

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A binding term for two or more parallel folds that open like an accordion. Each fold is opposite the previous creating the pleated or accordion type effect. Brochures and maps often use accordion folds.